re·​view·​er | \ ri-ˈvyü-ər How to pronounce reviewer (audio) \

Definition of reviewer

: one that reviews especially : a writer of critical reviews

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Synonyms for reviewer


critic, pundit

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Examples of reviewer in a Sentence

many reviewers were unhappy with the movie's cryptic ending

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For those like Lacher who don’t have any upcoming weddings to attend, other reviewers have said the dress is great for any occasion from anniversary dinners to backyard barbecues. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "Amazon Users are Obsessed With This $30 Dress That's Perfect for Summer Weddings," 23 July 2019 Etika, whose real name is Desmond Amofah, is a video-game reviewer on YouTube. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Body Recovered From NYC's East River During Search For Missing YouTuber Etika," 25 June 2019 After spending years researching and writing a book, the author finds a reviewer consuming his or her material and presenting it as his own. Eamon Duffy, The New York Review of Books, "Feasting on Erasmus," 9 May 2019 The wrongs a reviewer can commit within this space are many; clichés are pandemic. Christian Lorentzen, Harper's magazine, "Like This or Die," 10 Apr. 2019 Twitter said its nearly 1,500 army of reviewers, a mix of employees and contractors, now work from nine hubs worldwide including in San Francisco, Dublin, Budapest, and Manila. Fortune, "Twitter Has Tripled the Number of Workers Policing Its Service In the Past Year," 13 Aug. 2019 One way is to have a more diverse pool of reviewers, Sugimoto says. Sarah Wild, Quartz Africa, "How long-discredited “race science” research got published from two South African universities," 29 July 2019 Facebook instructs its thousands of content reviewers to take down such posts. NBC News, "Facebook to ban misinformation about 2020 census," 30 June 2019 The reviewers checked on progress made by the Department of Human Services in the year since an extensive audit revealed widespread dysfunction that had been left unresolved for years., "Flaws in Oregon’s child welfare system still place children at risk, review finds," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of reviewer

1651, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reviewer was in 1651

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